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Summer fun here we come!

With summer break on the horizon it's time to start getting prepared for having the kiddos home full time. A great place to start is checking out toys from BRIO and interactive games from Ravensburger. Between the toy you'll be prepared to keep everyone busy and for indoor and outdoor fun!

Toys from BRIO are a great way to keep the young ones happy and entertained!

Countryside Horse Set
Take to the country! The wooden railway brings you over the rocks to a hidden countryside pasture. When your horse is up for a field trip away from its beautiful shed, give it a shower and lead it to the train. The wagon has a perfect design for horse transport, complete with a foldout ramp. Smooth riding, indeed.

RC Travel Train
Remote Control Travel Train.

BRIO Horse
A super cute horse on a string you can pull around. Suitable for children from 12 months.

These awesome toys are available from the BRIO website.
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And for the bigger kiddos be sure to check out these two fun and interactive sets.

Science X®: Smartscope
Use your smart phone or tablet to explore the amazing world of microscopics with Smartscope! Magnify your own finds, including water, sand, feathers, leaves, insects, and more, or study the objects on the included poster and follow along in the manual for fun facts about each. With a removable light source and sliding object tray with two levels of magnification, you’ll be able to scope out all kinds of objects in minute detail.

Look out! There’s a HEXBUG in the yard and it’s coming after you! Players take turns rolling the die and moving their bugs peacefully across the yard, until the HEXBUG emerges from the tunnel and tries to bump them off. Stay standing and continue down your path – get bumped and you’ll have to start from the beginning again! The first player to transport all of their bugs to safety wins this surprising buggy scramble!

My son is 16 now and he was the one most excited about the Buggaloop game. He was upset this wasn't around when he had HEXBUGS. Guess it can even keep the older kids entertained too!

These awesome toys are available from the Ravensburger website.


  1. My son loves to build with his legos and kinex. He would love this too.

  2. Those do look like some great things for kids to do this summer.

  3. These are some great toys for kids! The Smartscope looks like a lot of fun!

  4. These are some really great items for kids this summer. My granddaughter is the "little scientist" and would love the Smart Scope.

  5. Laura8:24 PM

    These are some awesome toys. I really like the BRIO Horse. I used to have a similar pull toy that was a dog when I was little. Just recently, my husband and I saw the same exact one that I used to have in an antique shop. Boy, did it make me feel old!

  6. These BRIO toys look so much fun. My favorite is the Remote Control Travel Train.
    Thank You for sharing!

    Fiona N

  7. My niece would love the Buggaloop! She loves different bugs!

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  9. We love Brio toys! My boys are into trains!

  10. Em Mahr8:35 AM

    I love the BRIO toys! I had a BRIO train set when I was young and the toys are still made out of durable, quality materials!

  11. They look like a lot of fun.

  12. My nephew would have hours of fun with this.

  13. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Brio toys seem fun as well as educational!

  14. My kids love Brio and Ravensburger Games. The Smartscope looks fun yet might teach them something!


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